According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch a 5G iPhone in 2020. This is great news for iPhone customers who are hoping to hop on board the 5G bandwagon, but according to Loup Ventures managing partner, Gene Munster, he believes that the 5G iPhone might not be the hit device we think it is.
Munster believes that when the 5G iPhone does launch in 2020, the first year of its existence could be rather disappointing for investors. This is because Munster thinks that this is largely due to carriers who have yet to fully roll out 5G coverage, meaning that even if the 5G iPhone does launch, not everyone will be able to take advantage of it, and as such, they could be tempted to buy a different iPhone (there are rumors suggesting that there could be both 4G and 5G iPhone models).
However, this is a different opinion compared to a previous report which suggested that Apple is already cutting back on iPhone 11 production in anticipation of the iPhone 12, which the company apparently thinks will be a more popular model due to the inclusion of 5G. This doesn’t mean that Apple won’t move a truckton of iPhones in 2020, but maybe it might not necessarily be the runaway hit device we think it is.
Take it with a grain of salt but we’ll have to wait until next year to find out if Munster’s predictions come true.